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Why Study The Aftermath of the Flood in Genesis 8

Dr Tarah van de Weile examines the Genesis story of the aftermath of Noah’s flood. She shows us the complexity of the storyteller’s design and how he want to convey the goodness and order…

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Why Study Moral Rationalism in Islamic Law

Dr Ali-reza Bhojani one of the key questions about morality that confronts theists: is the Good what God commands, or, is what God commands ‘the Good’?

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Why Study Another Finitude

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) made the theme of finitude, human finitude, central to his philosophy: humans have ‘being towards death.’ In this video Prof. Agata Bielik-Robson challenges…

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Why Do Muslims Believe in Moral Rationalism?

Dr Ali-reza Bhojani introduced the notion that the basis of morality is not simply based in the acts of divine revelation, but is inherent in the moral order that human beings find within themselves.

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 5 plays 0  

What is a Gospel with Sara Parks

Prof. Thomas O’Loughlin discusses with Dr Sara Parks the origins of the Christian notion of a ‘gospel’ and how it moved from being a political notion in the Roman Empire, to being a…

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 1 plays 0  

Why Study Theology at Nottingham with Frances Knight

Professor Frances Knight introduces the two distance learning MA programmes run by the department: the MA in Church History; and the MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology. All details in this…

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Why Study Principles in Liturgy with Tom O'Loughlin

What makes a good liturgy? Many approaches are taken to this question – and it is a question everyone asks, at least implicitly, after every act of participation. In this video Professor Thomas…

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Remembering the Reformation 1517 - 2017

2017 marks the five-hundred anniversary of the beginning of the European Reformation. As part of a series of events to commemorate this event which has done so much to share modern Europe and…

From  Simon Barnett on May 10th, 2017 0 likes 16 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; How do people perceive the Liturgy?

Kevin McGinnell and Tom O’Loughlin discuss the complexity of how liturgy is perceived / received / celebrated in contemporary multi-ethnic urban Britain. An underlying assumption of most…

From  Simon Barnett on April 3rd, 2017 0 likes 6 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Liturgical Ordo with Kevin McGinnell

One of the major developments in Christianity in recent years has been the growth of ecumenical approaches to liturgy. Here one of the leaders of those conversations in the English-speaking world,…

From  Simon Barnett on February 16th, 2017 0 likes 7 plays 0  

Why Study Martin Luther with Simeon Zahl

Martin Luther (1483-1546) is the most famous of the sixteenth-century reformers who began his attach on the practices of the Catholic Church five centuries ago in 1517. Here Dr Simeon Zahl looks at…

From  Simon Barnett on February 16th, 2017 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Why Study Theology with Simeon Zahl

There are many definitions of theology and in this video Dr Simeon Zahl shared his view of what he does as a theologian and why he thinks it important. He sees himself as engaging in a formal manner…

From  Simon Barnett on February 16th, 2017 0 likes 7 plays 0  

Objects of Belief; The Table

Tables are a part of everyday life, but they also have significance in many religious rituals which are connected with food / eating. Here Prof. Tom O’Loughlin looks at a range of meanings…

From  Simon Barnett on January 17th, 2017 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Objects of Belief; The Cup with Tom O'Loughlin

The Eucharist is a central ritual of Christians, and a central to that ritual is the use of a cup of wine for which thanks have been offered to God. But what is often forgotten is that in this…

From  Simon Barnett on January 6th, 2017 0 likes 20 plays 0  

Why Study Oscar Wilde with Frances Knight

Dr Frances Knight explores some of the religious dimensions of the life and works of Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) and in particular his Ballad of Reading Goal and De Profundis. She also examines…

From  Simon Barnett on November 24th, 2016 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Why Study the writings of Edward Gibbon with Jeremy Gregory

Edward Gibbon (1737-94) published his most famous work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in 1776. Famous or notorious in presenting the rise of Christianity as the cause of the decline of…

From  Simon Barnett on November 24th, 2016 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Why Study the History of Religion with Jeremy Gregory

Professor Jeremy Gregory examines the case that the history of religion is as close as we can get to ‘total history’: looking at all aspects of individuals in societies in the past in the…

From  Simon Barnett on November 24th, 2016 0 likes 6 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars;Thanksgiving in the United States of America with Dr Simeon Zahl

Dr Simeon Zahl describes his experience, as an American, of celebrating a relatively modern festival: Thanksgiving in the United States of America.A similar video from the Sacred Calendars…

From  Simon Barnett on November 11th, 2016 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; The Christian Day with Dr Francisca Rumsey

All religions use time as a central element in the way they celebrate. They have a sacred year – a sequence of festivals arranged in an annual cycle. Most also have a sacred month or a sacred…

From  Simon Barnett on September 26th, 2016 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Why Study the Liturgy with Dr Francisca Rumsey

Dr Francisca Rumsey looks at the importance of liturgy in Christianity. She takes her starting point on its importance the fact that human beings are ritual animals. We constantly communicate with…

From  Simon Barnett on September 26th, 2016 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; The Martyrology with Francisca Rumsey

Dr Francisca Rumsey discusses the book know as the ‘maryrology’ with Prof. Tom O’Loughlin You can find other videos in the Sacred Calendars series here;…

From  Simon Barnett on September 23rd, 2016 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Why Study the Second Vatican Council with Francisca Rumsey

Dr Francisca Rumsey reflects in the significance of the Second Vatican Council (1963-5) in conversation with Prof. Tom O’Loughlin

From  Simon Barnett on September 23rd, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

#a-zoftheology; W is for Word

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin examines what is meant by the word ‘word’ and its complex uses in Christian theology Other videos in the A-Z of Theology series can be found here;…

From  Simon Barnett on September 23rd, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

#a-zoftheology; M is for Myth

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin examines what is meant by the word ‘myth’ when used by theologians and he argues that myths are sets of symbols that are transparent for transfinite…

From  Simon Barnett on September 23rd, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

#a-zoftheology; C is for Codex

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin examines what is meant by the word ‘codex’ and how this was the characteristic book-form in early Christianity.Other entries in the A-Z of Theology playlist can…

From  Simon Barnett on September 23rd, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; Rosh Hashanah with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Rabbi Mendy Lent explains the significance of the festival of Rosh Hashanah to the Jewish people. This festival represents the start of the Jewish New Year. Other videos you may wish to watch…

From  Simon Barnett on September 20th, 2016 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; Yom Kippur with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Professor Tom O'Loughlin and Rabbi Mendy Lent discuss the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement when Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and…

From  Simon Barnett on September 20th, 2016 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Objects of Belief; Holy Things with Dr Francisca Rumsey

Every religion has – whether they are proud of it or not – special things and places. Most human beings – whether they are proud of it or not – have objects of special…

From  Simon Barnett on September 19th, 2016 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Why Study Ancient Galilee with Roland Deines

Prof. Roland Deines explores the ways that the study of ancient Galilee, around the time of Jesus, can throw light on the historical Jesus and the origins of his movement as we hear of it in the…

From  Simon Barnett on May 9th, 2016 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; The Jewish Year - an overview with Mendy Lent

All religions use time as a central element in the way they celebrate. They have a sacred year – a sequence of festivals arranged in an annual cycle. Here Rabbi Mendy Lent introduces the…

From  Simon Barnett on March 3rd, 2016 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Seminar and Lecture Series; What is theology: telling the story with an apple with Conor Cunningham

Dr Conor Cunningham tells the story of the ways we can look at an apple. A piece of fruit, a quick healthy snack, but also the starting point for a more involved understanding of the universe and why…

From  Simon Barnett on March 2nd, 2016 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Why Study Dionysus and the Bacchae with Judith Mossman

Professor Judith Mossman (Dept of Classics, University of Nottingham), and expert on Greek tragedy, introduces one of the most powerful of the plays of Euripides: The Bacchae. This gives us…

From  Simon Barnett on February 11th, 2016 0 likes 18 plays 0  

Why Study Plutarch and Delphi with Judith Mossman

Plutarch (A.D. 46 – c. 120), from Chaeronea in Boeotia, was one of the most prolific Greek writers of antiquity and his work is exactly contemporaneous with the period of the earliest writings…

From  Simon Barnett on February 11th, 2016 0 likes 11 plays 0  

Why Study Plutarch with Judith Mossman

Plutarch (A.D. 46 – after 120), from Chaeronea in Boeotia, was one of the most prolific Greek writers of antiquity and his work is exactly contemporaneous with the period of the earliest…

From  Simon Barnett on February 11th, 2016 0 likes 12 plays 0  

Why Study The Place of Religion in Medieval Studies with Christina Lee

Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor of Viking Studies in the School of English, examines the central role played by religion in medieval societies, and argues that an understanding of the religion…

From  Simon Barnett on February 10th, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Why Study Disability and Disease with Christina Lee

Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor of Viking Studies in the School of English, looks at how disability and disease were viewed by Christians during the Middle Ages. She uses evidence that comes…

From  Simon Barnett on February 10th, 2016 0 likes 4 plays 0  

An Introduction to the Library for Post-graduate Researchers

Mr Neil Smyth (the Senior Librarian for the Faculty of Arts) discusses with Professor Tom O’Loughlin (Department of Theology and Religious Studies) the importance of the library in…

From  Simon Barnett on January 13th, 2016 0 likes 48 plays 0  

An Introduction to the Library for Distance Learners

Mr Neil Smyth (the Senior Librarian for the Faculty of Arts) discusses with Professor Tom O’Loughlin (Department of Theology and Religious Studies) how the library can help those who are…

From  Simon Barnett on January 13th, 2016 0 likes 21 plays 0  

An Introduction to the Library for Undergraduate Students

Mr Neil Smyth (the Senior Librarian for the Faculty of Arts) discusses with Professor. Tom O’Loughlin (Department of Theology and Religious Studies) how Undergraduates can make the best use of…

From  Simon Barnett on January 13th, 2016 0 likes 75 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; What do you enjoy about teaching theology?

Dr Alison Milbank and Professor Tom O'Loughlin talk with Joe Scales, an undergraduate student in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, about the enjoyment they get from teaching…

From  Simon Barnett on January 13th, 2016 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Protestants vs Catholics in Ireland

Professors Alan Ford and Tom O’Loughlin look at the problems today – both for society and religion - that the legacy of older disputes between Catholics and Protestants throw up. They ask…

From  Simon Barnett on January 12th, 2016 0 likes 3 plays 0  

A-Z of Theology; Q is for Q

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin introduces the document known in studies of the gospel as “Q”. Q refers to the material that is common to the gospels of Matthew and Luke (apart from the…

From  Simon Barnett on January 12th, 2016 0 likes 3 plays 0  

A-Z of Theology; K is for Kitchen

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin reminds us that one can think of religion in terms of the activities of the study, the library, of a temple: books, ideas, philosophy, and formal historical narratives. But…

From  Simon Barnett on January 12th, 2016 0 likes 3 plays 0  

A-Z of Theology; E is for Eucharist

Professor Tom O’Loughlin points out a complexity in the use of the word ‘eucharist.’ It is usually thought of as just a technical name for a ritual – the ritual practiced…

From  Simon Barnett on January 12th, 2016 0 likes 7 plays 0  

A-Z of Theology; C is for Creed

Professor Tom O'Loughlin discusses the various meanings of the word 'creed' in Christian discourse. #a2zoftheology

From  Simon Barnett on December 3rd, 2015 0 likes 11 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars;Hanukkah

Rabbi Mendi Lent, who lives in Nottingham, describes the origins of the feast of Hanukkah and how it commemorates the time of the Maccabees and what it means for Jews today: lighting a flame is a…

From  Simon Barnett on November 26th, 2015 0 likes 4 plays 0  

A - Z of Theology; D is for Disciple

Prof. Tom O’Loughlin examines the various meanings of the word ‘disciple’ in early Christian discourse. #a2zoftheology Other videos you may wish to watch include; Why Study...the…

From  Simon Barnett on November 19th, 2015 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Protestant vs Catholic Part 1 with Alan Ford

Professor Alan Ford examines the origins of sectarianism in Ireland seeing it as an interesting example of how religions relate to identity and how that can easily mutate into extremist and…

From  Simon Barnett on October 26th, 2015 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; The significance of the Revised Common Lectionary

Monsignor Kevin McGinnell discusses with Professor Tom O’Loughlin one of the most remarkable, but least remarked upon, developments among Christian churches working together in recent decades:…

From  Simon Barnett on October 26th, 2015 0 likes 2 plays 0  

askatheologian; What are the Apocryphal Books?

Professor Tom O'Loughlin examines the various meanings of the word, 'apocrypha' in Christian discourse - and how it can never be used in a neutral sense.

From  Simon Barnett on October 26th, 2015 0 likes 6 plays 0  

askatheologian; What is the Agrapha?

Professor Tom O'Loughlin examines the various meanings of the word 'agrapha' in Christian discourse. Another video you want want to watch is; Why Study Jesus Christ with Roland Deines…

From  Simon Barnett on October 26th, 2015 0 likes 1 plays 0  

A - Z of Theology; B is for Blessing

Professor Tom O'Loughlin discusses the various meanings of the word 'blessing' in Christian discourse. #a2zoftheology Other videos that may be of interest to you include: Why Study…

From  Simon Barnett on October 26th, 2015 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Why Study Norse Religion with Christina Lee

Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor of Viking Studies in the School of English, looks at what we know about the religion of the Vikings. She introduces their mythology and explored the fact that we…

From  Simon Barnett on October 26th, 2015 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Apocalypticism as the basis of sectarianism In Ireland

Professor Alan Ford discusses the origins of sectarianism in Ireland by linking it to the Reformation's self-understanding of being in an apocalyptic struggle with the Antichrist - understood as…

From  Simon Barnett on October 26th, 2015 0 likes 6 plays 0  

Why Study Women in the Anglo Saxon Church with Christina Lee

Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor of Viking Studies in the School of English, looks at what we know about the role of women in the Anglo-Saxon church. Other similar videos you may wish to watch…

From  Simon Barnett on October 23rd, 2015 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; The Reims Statement of 2011

Monsignor Kevin McGinnell discusses with Professor Tom O’Loughlin the statement produced by a meeting of liturgists from across a wide spectrum of English-speaking churches knows as the Reims…

From  Simon Barnett on October 19th, 2015 0 likes 0 plays 0  

Why Study Lurianic Kabbalah with Agata Beilik-Robson

Agata Bielik-Robson, Professor of Jewish Studies, looks at the tradition of speculation that can be traced by to Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534-72) – and especially the notion of 'tsimtsum'…

From  Simon Barnett on October 19th, 2015 0 likes 16 plays 0  

Why Study Schopenhauer and the World with Richard Bell

In the final video discussing Arthur Schopenhauer (1788- 1860), Professor Richard Bell starts this conversation by looking at Schopenhauer's main work "The World, as Will and…

From  Simon Barnett on October 19th, 2015 0 likes 11 plays 0  

Objects of Belief: A Map of Salvation

Dr Frances Knight describes a ‘map of salvation’ produced by the founder of the Salvation Army in 1890 that encapsulates his religious vision.

From  Simon Barnett on June 4th, 2015 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Why Study Schopenhauer and the Arts with Richard Bell

Prof. Richard Bell introduces the life and thought of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). The video gives an account of his epistemology – and how he was influenced by Kant – as a basis for…

From  Simon Barnett on March 31st, 2015 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Why Study the 4th Council of the Lateran with Claire Taylor

2015 is the eighth centenary of Lateran IV – often described as the most important western church council between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Reformation. Dr Claire Taylor of the Dept of…

From  Simon Barnett on March 31st, 2015 0 likes 5 plays 0  

#AskATheologian; What's in the name, Jesus Christ?

Professor Tom O’Loughlin looks at the name ‘Jesus Christ.’ Most people think this is just a forename-plus-surname and hence we speak of ‘what Christ said’ or the…

From  Simon Barnett on February 13th, 2015 0 likes 155 plays 0  

Why Study Cruelty & Nietzsche with John McDade

Dr John McDade explores Friedrich Nietzsche’s (1844-1900) notion of a ‘ladder of cruelty’ within the development of religion. McDade argues that this is, in some way, a secular…

From  Simon Barnett on January 26th, 2015 0 likes 25 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; The Prophet's Birthday

Dr Harith bin Ramli describes the annual celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, known as 'the Milad'. It is a time of joyful celebration, but also a time for recalling the…

From  Simon Barnett on December 18th, 2014 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Why Study the Eucharist in Methodism with David Monkton

Dr David Monkton looks at the place of the Eucharist in Methodism from the time the Wesley’s in the eighteenth century until. He does this by taking us through one of the eucharistic hymns of…

From  Simon Barnett on December 8th, 2014 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Objects of Belief; A Domestic Goddess

This statue – barely 170mm high – is of the goddess Tanit, an important deity, of the Phoenicians. It is over 2000 years old and reminds us of the domestic, private dimension of religion.…

From  Simon Barnett on October 21st, 2014 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Why Study the Eucharist in Contemporary Methodism with David Monkton

Dr David Monkton looks at how there has been a renewal of Eucharistic understanding in contemporary Methodism. This has come about from a variety of sources such as a rediscovery of Methodism’s…

From  Simon Barnett on October 21st, 2014 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; Ramadan

Dr Musharef Hussain, an Iman in Nottingham, explains what happens during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. During this month one of the most obvious practices is that of fasting during the hours of…

From  Simon Barnett on October 1st, 2014 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Love and Death with Philip Goodchild

In all human quests for understanding - be they religious, theological, philosophical, or literary - the intertwined themes of love and death keep returning to challenge us. It is an endless…

From  Simon Barnett on September 19th, 2014 0 likes 24 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; Rogationtide with Alison Milbank

Rogationtide is the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Thursday: it was, and to some extent still is, a time when God’s blessing was asked upon the springtime and the work in the…

From  Simon Barnett on September 10th, 2014 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Why Study Popular Religion in the Middle Ages with Rob Lutton

Dr Rob Lutton introduces an important aspect of contemporary historical studies: the study of religion as a force that shapes lives. Religion, like it or loathe it, has not disappeared from the human…

From  Simon Barnett on August 27th, 2014 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Why Study the Koine Greek Language with Peter Watts

All the documents of Christianity - such as those that are found in the collection known as 'the New Testament' - were written in the common Koine Greek language of the Mediterranean world.…

From  Simon Barnett on August 5th, 2014 0 likes 14 plays 0  

The Christian Spinoza with Dominic Erdozain

Dr Dominic Erdozain argues that when one studies the words of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) in the context of the religious life of seventeenth century Amsterdam and the people with whom he was in…

From  Simon Barnett on July 3rd, 2014 0 likes 19 plays 0  

Why Study the Sunni and the Shi'a with Harith bin Ramli

Dr Harith bin Ramli explains the origins of the two main branches of Islam and how they have different views of the nature of Islam. Dr bin Ramli points out that while today, many think of these…

From  Simon Barnett on July 3rd, 2014 0 likes 20 plays 0  

Why Study Sufism with Harith bin Ramli

Dr Harith bin Ramli introduces a tradition of theology and religious practice that arose in the third century after the Prophet (circa 9th Century AD) which is known as Sufism. Sufism represents an…

From  Simon Barnett on July 3rd, 2014 0 likes 49 plays 0  

Why Study The Early Eucharist with Tom O'Loughlin

Prof. Thomas O’Loughlin discusses the place of the meal – later, in the second century called ‘The Eucharist’ – among the early communities of Christians. There is an…

From  Simon Barnett on February 3rd, 2014 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Why Study The Death of Jesus in St Paul with Richard Bell

Professor Richard Bell looks at how Paul viewed the significance of the death of Jesus Christ for himself, other Christians, and the whole of creation. Paul took over the notion of the sin-offering…

From  Anne Smart on November 26th, 2013 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Why Study Hebrew with Peter Watts

Peter Watts explores why it is valuable for someone studying theology to gain a working knowledge of the Hebrew language. It sees it as a key tool in the theologian’s toolkit. You might also…

From  Anne Smart on November 12th, 2013 0 likes 4 plays 0